Position Opening: Manager of Child Development

#1819AF04 Manager of Child Development Services

Have you ever thought about taking your childhood development admin skills to the next level on a college campus?   As Manager of Child Development Services at Hayes Child Development Center, located on the Clover Park Technical College campus, you will step up to more education, community and student parent support. You will be responsible for managing the daily operations of this high quality center, and work alongside the Center Director in meeting Early Achievers, NAEYC and CPTC standards; as well as perform other duties in her absence.

Successful candidate will work well under stress, be a self-starter who needs minimal direction in the day to day functionality of the Center, but understands when to seek guidance and/or delegate responsibilities. Must be tech savvy, quick thinking, creative, flexible, approachable, empathetic, with a great memory for detail and a natural ability to work well with young children and their families.

The Hayes Child Development Center at Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood campus provides services for children, ages four weeks to five years, giving student parents a quality environment for their children to learn and develop School Readiness Skills for success in life. Childcare professionals build relationships with student parents who can experience a safe and supportive environment where basic needs and resources are available to ensure their families’ success at school and at home. Employees are “key” in the success of what we do.

Click on the title to link directly to the position details or click here to see all CPTC job openings.

Webinar on How to Use Precision Exams in FCS Classrooms

Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 3pm

Sponsored by WA-FACSE and Precision Exams


Topics Include:

  • Exams and Certifications Available
  • Standards Addressed
    Reporting Methods
  • Issuing Certificates


Career Skills Exams and Certifications related to FCS include:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food Service/Culinary Arts
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Leadership Principles
  • Adult Roles & Responsibilities
  • Adult Roles & Financial Literacy
  • Designer Sewing/Fashion Design
  • Fashion Strategies
  • Interior Design
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personal Financial Responsibility
  • 21st Century Success Skills


To Attend the Webinar:

  1. Before the webinar, email questions about Precision Exams to: Dawn_Boyden@lkstevens.wednet.edu.


  1. Connect to webinar:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.



  1.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 210-619-589

Boards in Gear Training

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge Hall, Coupeville

Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. They move forward an organization’s mission, and they steward the assets and relationships of that organization to keep it out of harm. Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues.

This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources developed in partnership with some of our state’s leading board experts. You will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections.Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not.


Washington Nonprofits is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information  here.

$15 Members of Washington Nonprofits (Check the Member Resources Page for the Member-only Promo Code)

$20 Not-yet-members

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

Click here for more details!

Looking for FREE Professional Development from the Comfort of your Couch?

The CUE Craft #DitchSummit starts today. Click on the links below to check out the teaching ideas — applicable to all subject and grade levels.

You’re joining over 2,000 educators who have claimed their ticket to this digital event.A majority of you are from the United States, but it’s a global event. We have representation from Canada, Australia, Suriname and more.

Want to stay connected with everyone during the summit? Share what’s useful and inspiring? See what others have to say?

The best way is through the conference Twitter hashtag, #DitchSummit. Please share quotes, links, ideas, reflections — anything — on Twitter and include the #DitchSummit hashtag. Don’t forget to tag your presenter in your tweets! (You’ll find them below with the presenter information.)

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still watch the discussion by going to Twitter.com/hashtag/DitchSummit.

Finally, remember to check out the speaker notes and the certificate of completion during the summit. As soon as the summit closes on August 10, you won’t be able to access them online anymore, so don’t wait around.

Today’s your lucky day. You don’t just get one video presentation … you get TWO!

jon and cate

We kick off with Jon Corippo and Cate Tolnai (OMG that’s me!!), two CUE Craft instigators who are bent on bringing lesson craftsmanship back into the hands of teachers. Tweet at Jon (@jcorippo) and Cate (@CateTolnai) with your take on their mission! (If Jon and Cate recalls old “Jon and Kate Plus Eight” TV episodes like it did Matt, you’re not alone! And you’ll find out why that comparison isn’t that far off base …)

Click here to watch Jon and Cate’s presentation!

After that opening, you’re in for a treat. Jennifer Gonzalez of the wildly popular Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast shares several VERY practical ideas she’s written/talked. They’re topics I hand-picked from her work. (Her blog and podcast are two of my absolute FAVORITE resources for educators.) They include …

  • Developing curation to learn
  • The “single point rubric”
  • Frickin’ packets (yes, those are worksheet packets …)

Her insight and ideas are not to be missed! Tweet at Jennifer (@cultofpedagogy) to connect with her!

Click here to watch Jennifer’s presentation!



Kathy Hahn Featured in Everett Herald Article

She’s been a teacher of teachers in Lake Stevens for 16 years

Kathy Hahn, who started the careers-in-education class at Lake Stevens High School, is retiring.

LAKE STEVENS — Dozens of teachers and soon-to-be teachers have learned from and looked up to Kathy Hahn.

She started the careers in education program at Lake Stevens High School in 2002. She’s taught that class along with early childhood development, food and fitness, and living on your own.

“I have probably 100 kids who have become teachers,” Hahn said. “They give back to their communities the way I’ve tried to give back to Lake Stevens.”

Hahn is retiring after 40 years of teaching, 32 of those in Lake Stevens. She also has coached volleyball, advised the senior class and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, and raised two children who went to Lake Stevens schools.

Hahn, 63, loves mentoring students who aim to become teachers. She worked with Everett Community College so students could get college credit. She developed a strong FCCLA program, as well. Students in that club have gone on to be officers and award-winners at the state and national level.

Her goal has been to help students find their passion and see their potential, she said.

Kathy Hahn

Kathy Hahn

“There are a lot of choices for kids and they’re pulled in so many directions,” Hahn said. “Everyone wants that true leader of a student, but a lot of students can really rise to the occasion and maybe it’s not the student who is in leadership class.”

Though she’s retiring from Lake Stevens, she isn’t done. She’ll start a new job in October, working with student teachers from Washington State University as they are placed in schools, including in Snohomish County.

It looks like one of her first WSU student teachers will be a Lake Stevens graduate who took careers in education.

“It’s kind of coming full circle,” Hahn said.

Her husband, Mike Hahn, teaches at Granite Falls High School. They have two adult children, Ashley and Derek.

Kathy Hahn grew up in Fruitland, in Eastern Washington. Her graduating class had 12 students. Her parents owned a dairy farm, and she milked the cows. She learned early on that dedication and hard work pay off, she said.

She thought of going to pharmacy school. Her high school counselor persuaded her to consider teaching. Her grandmother had been a teacher and her mom was studying to become one when she met Hahn’s dad.

Hahn has been recognized multiple times as a stand-out educator. The Washington Association of Career and Technical Education named her teacher of the year in 2016.

Courtesy of Kathy Hahn
                                Kathy Hahn’s last day of school, with some of her careers in education students, all juniors, (from left): Tihetna Felege, Brooke Valentine, Kathy Hahn, Camilia Hendrickson and Jaelyn Sutton

Courtesy of Kathy Hahn Kathy Hahn’s last day of school, with some of her careers in education students, all juniors, (from left): Tihetna Felege, Brooke Valentine, Kathy Hahn, Camilia Hendrickson and Jaelyn Sutton


Jacob Anderson, who graduated in 2017, took two classes and an independent study program with Hahn and was state president for FCCLA. He just finished his associate’s degree and is headed to University of Washington Bothell to study computer science. Hahn helped him build connections and gain real-world experience, he said.

“It just always felt like she had a hand in everything that made Lake Stevens High School awesome and fun,” Anderson said. “You name it, she was involved in it.”

Hahn went earlier this month to the FCCLA national conference with seven students. Several received awards. Five are underclassmen, and she hopes they’ll be the backbone of the club next year. She also hopes the district can find a teacher for careers in education and early child development who has a master’s degree so the classes can count for college credit.

In a letter of recommendation, Lake Stevens High School Principal Leslie Ivelia wrote that Hahn is thoughtful and kind, someone who inspires people to be better.

Associate Principal Jason Pearson called her one of the most dedicated teachers at the school.

“The hearts and minds of the students she works with are a little fuller because of her ability and love of teaching,” he wrote.

Kari Bray: 425-339-3439; kbray@heraldnet.com.

STEM Classroom & Lab Grant – Another Grant Opportunity

The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $10 million in capital funding for STEM Capital Grants (SSB6090 Section 5005). Grants will be available to school districts for public school facilities servicing students in grades 9-12, or any combination thereof.
The grant funding will be used to construct classrooms or labs, as additions to existing school buildings, or to modernize specialized STEM facilities. As a requirement of the grant, districts are required to have a secured private donation (cannot be state, local or federal) of cash, like-kind, or equipment in a value no less than $100,000.
Please go to OSPI School Facilities website for more detailed information regarding the grant. Washington STEM will be conducting a webinar regarding this grant on July 16, 2018. For more information about the webinar, please visit Washingtonstem.org .
The STEM grant application will be accessible through iGrants Form Package 855 July 11, 2018 and will close on October 15, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
For questions regarding this bulletin, please contact Scott Black, Program Development
Manager, at 360-725-6268 or email scott.black@k12.wa.us OSPI TTY number is 360-664-3631.

Grant Information – Bulletin 056 from OSPI

Grant Opportunity – Large Equipment/Foods Lab Remodel

If you need any funding to remodel your Foods Labs or need large equipment, this grant could enhance your program. Be sure to talk to your CTE directors about it.

Bulletin 057-18

Re: Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant iGrants Form Package 816

Summary: The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget to provide career and technical education equipment (CTE) grants to school districts.

Key Audiences: Educational Service District Superintendents, School District Superintendents, School District Business Managers, Career and Technical Education Instructors